Sunday, May 15, 2016

Iggy Pop @ Grand Rex, Paris - May 15th, 2016

The Stooges are no more. Both Asheton brothers are now dead and the best rock reunion has now come to an end. So when it was time for Iggy to return to his solo career, instead of slumming it in festivals with a mediocre backing band comprised of pedestrian metal musicians, Iggy decided to class it up a bit. He called up Josh Homme and he formed a deluxe band with members of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys to play some of the world's most beautiful theatres.

Friday, May 13, 2016

AC/DC feat. Axl Rose @ Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France - May 13th, 2016

When AC/DC ended their last album/tour cycle, they probably didn't expect the next one to be so bumpy. Founding guitarist Malcolm Young, stricken with dementia, had to retire and was replaced by his nephew Stevie Young. Then drummer Phil Rudd's excesses caught up with him and he had to be replaced by a returning Chris Slade after the new album was recorded. And if that wasn't enough, mid-way through the tour, vocalist Brian Johnson had to drop out because of a hearing problem. Or so they say...